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May 8 – 12, 2023
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
America/Toronto timezone

Analogical reasoning in quantum gravity

May 12, 2023, 11:00 AM
PI/4-405 - Bob Room (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)

PI/4-405 - Bob Room

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics



Doreen Fraser (University of Waterloo)


Analogical reasoning has a long and distinguished history as a method for making discoveries in physics. I will discuss novel uses of formal analogies in twentieth century particle physics and condensed matter physics. I will then offer some reflections on how methodological lessons from these cases could inform the use of analogies in discoveries related to quantum gravity.

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